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Re: PTFE insulation

On Tue, 08 Feb 2000 08:13:21 +1100, williamb@netc.net.au (William B Magnusson) wrote:

> Interesting thread. I think it began in regard to wiring in a SYMEK unit.
> About the only advantage I've ever seen in teflon insulation is that it can
> withstand LOTS of heat (as in soldering) before it loses its characteristics.
> Sometimes that can be a crutial factor. This could be important when running
> short lengths point to point inside a radio.

DuPont claims a temperature range of about 450 degrees F as do the other
manufacturers of polytetraflouoethylene (PTFE) aka Teflon (tm), except for
W.L. Gore who claims 600 degrees F with their industrial line of PTFE
products. Most literature also warns of the toxic gas emitted by PTFE at
temps above 500 degrees..... be careful...


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